Quality Indicator Resources

The resources below broadly apply to the Quality Indicator modules and provide valuable background information on their development. They provide information about the life cycle of the AHRQ QIs and related topics, including the methodology used in the software to calculate the QIs. Resources are also available on AHRQ’s process to convert the QIs from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM/PCS.

Quality Indicator Reporting

Publicly reporting performance by specific hospitals is a key element that promotes enhanced patient care. The resources below provide information about how to publicly report QI results.

National Quality Forum

The National Quality Forum (NQF) is an independent, voluntary, consensus-based member organization that endorses standardized quality measures. Below is a list of the AHRQ QIs that are endorsed by the NQF.